Do veneers damage your natural teeth?
Porcelain veneers never hurt or ruin your natural teeth. They protect your natural teeth from further rot and other damage. Fragile teeth can be dangerous because they can break at any time. Veneers add porcelain laminates around their teeth for added strength.
Cosmetically, porcelain veneers can do a better job than Inlay, Onlay(partial crown) and cost less than dental crowns. They are also a more conservative dental restoration because we only need to remove a little enamel to accommodate a veneer.
The use of porcelain for veneers tends to yield a result that looks more like a natural tooth and lasts longer than resin. However, like natural teeth, even the most durable veneers can sometimes chip or break. Veneers generally last between 7 and 15 years. After this time, the dental veneers would need to be replaced.
Do you have chipped or broken veneers?
Veneers are so strong that breakage is not a common occurrence, but the breakage can happen. We received a call from one of the AACD Accredited Dental Lab Technicians in other states. His niece Paulette was looking for a cosmetic dentist who can replace her veneers. Paulette's teeth veneers were short, and they kept breaking. Dental contouring is often used to smooth the small tips of veneer porcelain. However, broken or cracked veneers cannot be repaired, and the dental laboratory will need to create a new veneer. We gave her a smile makeover with porcelain veneers to make her smile perfect for her wedding. Upon completion, she said she would have the most beautiful smile at her wedding ceremony!
Dr.Shimizu is an experienced cosmetic dentist. He will attach your dental veneers correctly the first time, giving your a new smile that will make you look and feel more attractive.
Smile Design Cases:
Straight teeth without braces
Flared teeth fix
Missing teeth fix
Small teeth fix
Uneven tooth color fix
Teeth discoloration repair
Worn teeth repair and treatment
Damaged teeth repair
Short teeth fix
Gap teeth fix
Full mouth dental reconstruction
Fix overlapping teeth without braces
Giving people the smile they want is our passion!
Dr. Shimizu is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. There are 417 dental professionals worldwide (Only six in Houston area) as of 2021 who have achieved this prestigious honor.